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Chicken waterer - not frozen at 15F... Easy setup.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by edibleacres, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. edibleacres

    edibleacres New Egg

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    I put up a video on youtube to share a system that has worked great for two winters for us. We are in upstate NY, we get cold winters, and this system keeps our chickens water thawed and available to them without work down into the single digits... Pretty easy and inexpensive system. I'd love to hear what people think!

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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    That works! If you do not have a expensive heated dog bowl to tear the heater out of---You can pick up a lamp for a Buck at a yard sale if you do not have one already---remove the bulb socket and cord----chunk the rest. Get the bigger metal feed pan for less than $5 new at Tractor Supply----you might be already got one. Screw a 25 watt, maybe a 40 watt bulb if you are in a really cold area-----lay the bulb on a concrete base/brick similar to what you got, put the feed pan over it---plug it into a thermocube if you want and set the waterer on it. Being it stays clean under the feed pan and its laying on concrete there is no fire danger. This will work great for free if you already got the stuff or for about $6 or $7 if you have to buy(excluding the thermocube). One new bulb should last for the winter.
     
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